Government & Politics

Belize is the Pro-temp President of SICA

 Prime Minister John Briceño received the Presidency Pro-Tempore (PPT) of the Central American Integration System
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The Association of Beneficiaries and Retried Public Officers wants GOB

The Association of Beneficiaries and Retried Public Officers have embarked on a countrywide campaign to
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Former Ports Commissioner to become the new Ombudsman

Major H. Gilbert Swaso has been tapped to be the country’s next Ombudsman. Major Swaso,
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Media calls merger of the companies’ registries a fetter to

The merger of the IBC Registry and the Companies and Business Registry into the BCCAR
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US Ambassador Michelle Kwan says her experience has been “Un-Belizeable”

The newly appointed US Ambassador to Belize, Michelle Kwan, made her first public appearance last
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Police Minister to meet with the new US Ambassador

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, says is he looking forward to working with
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Belize can meet its targets and obligation under the Blue

Yesterday, we reported that Belize received accolades for the successful negotiation and agreement on the
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Belize’s National Youth-15 Basketball Team has new gear

The Belize National Youth-15- Basketball Team has new gear thanks to the Minister of Home
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The Taiwanese Government donates 20k to the residents of Caribbean

The Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) have donated twenty thousand dollars
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DOE and BCCI Resolve Miscommunication

In related news, the DOE has responded to a press release issued by the Belize
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Chief Environmental Officer discusses seismic testing in Belize

The environmental community has continued to champion for a continued moratorium on offshore drilling and
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Belize Government receives accolades for restructuring the Bond

The Government of Belize has received the award for Sovereign Restructuring Deal of the Year.
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Former House Speaker Sylvia Flores Passes

Today, the nation is mourning the loss of Former Minister, House Speaker, and Mayor, Sylvia
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NTUCB President discusses progress of OSH Bill

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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IICA holds workshop on climate-responsive agriculture in Belize

Climate change is arguably the greatest existential threat to the survival of Belize and the
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LOO attends International Democratic Union Forum

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow is in the United States participating in the
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Journalist Awarded BTB Broadcasting Scholarship

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) continues to dip its hand in fostering a better future
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DOE Rejects Port of Belize Port Expansion Project

This evening, the Department of the Environment has announced that it will not be giving
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Is COVID-19 back on the rise?

Tonight, health officials are closely monitoring the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. That’s because the
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MOHW Says No Mask Mandate this Holiday Season

While the Ministry of Health and Wellness is not expecting another major outbreak of the
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MOHW is working to keep its Belize’s medical professionals in

And as you heard, the ministry is not recommending a return of a face-mask mandate,
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Medical Supply Shortage Should Improve by Next Tender Cycle

Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, also addressed the claims of a continuous shortage
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Members of Public Service Commission Appointed

Diana Murillo Price has been officially appointed as the Chairlady of the Public Service Commission.
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Belize participates in CARICOM-Cuba Summit

Belize is participating in the Eighth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the
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Belmopan has a new poly-clinic

Residents of Belmopan and surrounding communities will now have better access to healthcare through the
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Non-Communicable Diseases: How does Belize tackle them head on?

Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension continue to ravage the Belizean population. The
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UDP Endorses New Standard Bearer for Cayo South

Over the weekend, the United Democratic Party held an endorsement convention that saw the swearing-in
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NTUCB Pres says that minimum wage formula should have been

Years ago: that’s how long since the NTCUB says a minimum wage formula should have
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What’s up with the UNCAC?

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize’s position has remained unchanged on one critical thing:
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New U.S. Ambassador presents credentials to the GG

The new U.S. ambassador Michelle Kwan presented her letters of credence to the Governor General
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PM heads to Barbados for CARICOM Summit

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country today en route to Bridgetown, Barbados. Prime Minister
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Port Need Berthing Facilities to Accommodate Larger Cruise Ships

The Ministry of Tourism continues to look for different avenues to attract more tourists to
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National Trade Union Congress of Belize hosts 56th AGM in

Over the weekend, members of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) converged on
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Robert Mariano now leads JPs Dangriga Association Branch

The Dangriga branch of the National Association of Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of
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John Saldivar’s candidacy is denied by the UDP’s Special Committee;

John Berchman Saldivar will not be allowed to run as a candidate under the United
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PM Briceño responds to Oceana’s concerns

There has been much discussion lately over seismic testing. We stress that Government has not
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UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM applaud Belize for ongoing Amnesty Program

Three United Nations-related bodies – UNICEF, UNHCR and the IOM – have applauded Belize for
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New U.S. Ambassador to arrive this weekend

 After almost a year after she’d been nominated, the incoming U.S. Ambassador, Michelle Kwan will
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Taiwan teams up with GOB, the Love Foundation and Rotary

The Taiwan ICDF, the Rotary Club of Belize and the Love Foundation signed a memorandum
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What’s the Belize Coast Guard’s role in satisfying the Blue

Belize’s blue bonds: considered a hallmark achievement by the Government of Belize. Part of the
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The Belize Coast Guard and Border Disputes: Commandant speaks on

Belize is at a crossroads. One of its greatest challenges is settling and squaring away
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Phase one of the Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management is now better able
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Professional development opportunities is part of why BCG is motivated

Working the security forces is hard work. Grueling hours in often difficult situations and long
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Belize Coast Guard Turns 17

Earlier in the news, we spoke to Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Rear Admiral
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PG Fire Station in a state of disrepair

Workers from the Punta Gorda Fire Station in Toledo had to be temporarily relocated due
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FPIC Protocol Plays an Integral Part in Safeguarding Maya Land

The Government of Belize has revisited its intentions of removing Professor Rosa Celorio as the
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Yes for Oil Exploration Down South; No to Land Exploitation

The spokesperson for the MLA and TAA, Cristina Coc, says the Maya Communities are not
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MLA/TAA Spokesperson Says GOB Should Stay Away from Fossil Fuel

The MLA and TAA aren’t the only groups battling against the exploitation of the country’s
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Mayor Wagner says there’s no problem with auditors

There is no truth to the report of financial misconduct or mismanagement at City Hall.
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What’s up with the City Admin at the Belize City

And now to the City Administration and the Belize City Council. Does a rift exist
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A curious case of conflict of interest at City Hall;

The Belize City Council has signed off on a contract for Gel Quarry Company Limited.
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Micah is participating council work and doing well, says Mayor

Belize City Councilor Micah Goodin is actively participating in council meetings. That’s according to Mayor
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The Japanese Government and the Belize City Council continue longstanding

The Belize City Council says that it will be able to access much-needed equipment. It
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Hurricane Season ends, restoration work continues after Lisa

The restoration and recovery continue after Hurricane Lisa battered Belize City four weeks ago. The
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FFB purchases additional property to further develop football in Belize

The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) has signed a land sale agreement with the government
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New FFB Land Will Benefit More than Just Sporting Community

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Rodwell Ferguson, says this is a momentous occasion for
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GOB Extends Amnesty Program

The Government of Belize has decided to extend the application period for its Amnesty Program.
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The Public Service Workers’ Trust launches health care programs for

The Public Service Workers’ Trust has launched several projects for its beneficiaries many of whom
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The Public Service Workers’ Trust launches health care programs for

The members of the Integrity Commissioner have been sworn in by Dame Froyla Tzalam, Governor
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Guatemala says hold on Honduras we own the Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala is asserting its claim over the Sapodilla Cayes and is expressing its disappointment in
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CCJ Says All Eyes are on Belize’s Maya Land Rights

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) held a court hearing this morning to get a
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UDP Chairman Discusses Letter to U.S. Secretary of State

UDP Chairman, Senator Michael Peyrefitte has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asking
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Patrick Faber’s future in the UDP depends on Faber, says

As for former Party Leader, Patrick Faber, where does he stand? The day the news
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What’s difference between Saldivar’s and Faber’s public scrutiny?

After former Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the leadership of the UDP in his rear-view
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The Ministry of Youth and Sports holds the National Youth

Today, the Ministry of Youth and Sports held the first-ever national youth symposium. The event
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The Belmopan City Council treats a dozen kids with diverse-abilities

Today, a dozen children with diverse abilities were given a special treat from the Belmopan
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Over two hundred buses need to be replaced says CEO

Over two hundred public transportation buses will need to be replaced. That’s according to the
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The Ministry of Transport is working with South Korea to

The Ministry of Transport’s planned reforms for public transportation means that it will be working
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Community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek now able to

The community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek District is going to be able to
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The Ministry of Blue Economy to Host Climate Resilience Forum

The Ministry of Blue Economy will host a two-day Climate Resilience Forum. The event will
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Prime Minister Revives Petro Caribe Agreement During Recent Trip to

Prime Minister, John Briceño, returned to Belize today after a three-day official visit to the
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PM Briceño Says No Seismic Testing for Now

Prime Minister John Briceño says no seismic testing plans are set in stone. However, he
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Will Rejection of Waterloo’s Project Prompt a Legal Battle?

Can Waterloo Investment Holdings mount a legal battle after the Cruise Tourism Facility and Cargo
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Police Department Investigating John Saldivar

Former UDP Minister John Saldivar is challenging the United States Government to produce evidence that
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BDF Soldier Shot While On-duty along Belize/Guatemala Border

A Belize Defence Force soldier was shot on Saturday during an incident near the Valentin
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Maya Communities Consulted about Proposed Developments Down South

The Government of Belize held preliminary consultation sessions over the weekend with several Indigenous communities
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Ministry of Labour Says They Are Ready to Revisit the

The Trade Licensing Bill is closer to becoming law. When the bill was introduced at
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GOB Says Outdated Labour Act Will Be Revamped

Minister of Labour, Oscar Requena, also told us that his ministry will be undertaking a
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$5 Minimum Wage to take effect January 1, 2022

It is expected that at the start of the New year, in January 2023, the
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New grassroots movement plans to fight for change

Newly formed grassroots movement Moving Ahead Together or MAT hosted a weekend event in Belize
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BNTU President says teachers want their increments now

Teachers are demanding that their increments, which were frozen in 2021, be reinstated post-haste. Senator
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Former Minister says people don’t know the Constitution; PCC has

The work of Constitutional reform is underway after the People’s Constitution Commission held its first
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BNTU President weighs in on work of People’s Constitution Commission

We also asked BNTU National President Senator Elena Smith about the newly formed, People’s Constitution
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Labour Complaints Can Now Be Submitted Virtually

The Ministry of Labour launched today the Labour Complaints Management System – an online portal
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PM Briceno and President Madura Sign Agreement

Prime Minister John Briceno is in Venezuela tonight. He was officially welcomed this evening by
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The NWC To Become A Statutory Body

The National Women’s Commission will now be able to exercise more autonomy over its affairs.
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GOB Looks To Revise Sexual Harassment Policy and Take it

Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, also highlighted that these sixteen days of activism promote
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Children Parliamentarians Take a Seat in the Chamber

Today the Sitting of the Children’s Parliament was held in Belmopan. Belizean youth from different
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Boledo drawings temporarily relocated in the wake of ceiling collapse

The ceiling, which caved in earlier this week at the Courthouse in Belize City, has
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GOB and the UN hold National Steering Committee Meeting

The United Nations is working with the Government of Belize to ensure the country achieves
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John Saldivar says he is innocent and will be challenging

Tonight, John Birchman Saldivar is fighting back and says he is innocent of all the
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John Saldivar says let the people of Belmopan decide

While Saldivar says he will be challenging the US’s decision, he also has to prove
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The Supreme Court’s Collapsed Ceiling Also Caused by a Lack

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is also tackling the restoration of the Supreme Court building
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Belize will soon look for new judges, magistrates and other

The employment contracts of several judges, magistrates and other support staff in the country’s legal
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The PCC holds its first official working meeting

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) held its first official meeting this morning in Belize City.
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Educational Campaign is Important

As we mentioned, for the next 18 months the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) will be
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PM John Briceño Visits Venezuela

The Government of Belize announced today that Prime Minister, John Briceño, will be departing the
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